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FOOD MAP INSIDE | Vol-1, Issue -1 | December ‘18 | Freemium | | Monthly


ROKKAM DENTAL Level 1, Prema Hosipatel, Ramatalkies, VISAKHAPATNAM Dr. Priyanka Rokkam, 8917-732-216

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By Deepthi Writer, LNf



Independent Restaurant Segment

How do we do it!


or a quick and easy reference over all dining experience at the restaurants in Visakhapatnam. Each restaurant is rated

in four key areas. 1. Location 2. Ambience 3. Food Diversity & 4. Guest Service. The system is used by our panelists, food reviewers and social media voting. The final ratings are a result of this reports plus the general recommendations of the LNf editorial panel. [ Disclaimer: We are not subject to any liabilities. ]


deally located in Waltair uplands, in the heart of the city of Visakhapatnam, the Level 2 complex. Sam’s Griddle is a stunning American retreat. The place witnessed the presence of Ten D, Blue Forest and XSB made its presence with another lavish presence with Sam’s. The dine experience is city’s pride on being a rich dine establishment that is know for its interiors and complete attention to guests. Chef’s are well trained to ensure a memorable and best taste. Their bread bowl soup has a very high importance in their menu. Ambience: A Perfect Fine Dine Location: Waltair Uplands Best: Bread Bowl Soup

@ Sam’s Griddle Started Serving: 2nd Nov, 2018 Cuisine: Multi Theme: Retro American Theme

@ My Restaurant Meal for Two: 800 Cuisine: Multi Theme: Aqua & Plantations Ambience: Boutique Hideout Location: Isukatota Highway Best: Pot Biryani & Corn Fried Chicken y Restaurant is an harmony winning fine dining establishment offering the very earthly ambience with water and greenery. This stunning establishment, which has undergone a number of interior transformations over the years, caught the eyes of our panelists. Thanks to its simple yet elegant decor, rich and flavoursome dishes and impeccable out door live music. With its wings in both baking and multi cuisines, the menu is divine. Utilising only the finest produce which are skillfully cooked and expertly flavoured. With the selection of sodas to accompany the meal and a table next to the glass with flowing water, you can call it as a perfect lunch.


@ Makeba Meal for Two: 600 Cuisine: Multi Theme: Dating, Motors & Game of Thrones Ambience: Refresh Location: Duttisland Best: Mocktail Shots


City’s 1st Multithemed

akeba, city’s fine hangout spot, a huge airy restaurant and cafe with a gorgeous and diversified Menu, including a lot of exclusive delicacies. Spacious interiors, letting in the fresh rays of light from the sun, Makeba boasts of a unique ambiance experience, set in the modern age, fully equipped with a Mocktail bar for non - alchoholics at day time. The dating theme, the best choince in the day time for a lunch experience. The place is close to the office hub siripuram, from quick escape from hectic works to best ambient lunch.

Where Old Business tycoons of Visakhapatnam Got Used To


ost Authentic Indian Restaurant. Sister of Legendry Daspalla Hotels group, offering guests the perfect combination of taste and heritage ambience. We need to experience this vibrant lunch establishment and explore the tastes of perfect souch - Indian meal in Visakhapatnam. Tycoon has embarked on a incredible journey from beginning, no mater who the competitor is, it always had its market share and brand value. Their reputation now extends far beyond the independent restaurants in city. @ Tycoon Meal for Two: 400 Cuisine: Multi Theme: Heritage Wood Ambience: The Gentlemen Style Location: Asilmetta Best: South - Indian Thali







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BQ is the thriving restaurant in city of destiny, which serves unlimited buffet with 100 + dessert combinations. Like most established franchises, the hardest part about succeeding is keeping up and adapting to the new cuisines and quality standards ever-evolving. From reservation systems, to accepting different styles of serving and table arrangements; it all to be aggressively approached. Where the BBQ Nation is highly sucessful. Lunch @ BBq Nation Meal for Two: 1800 Cuisine: Barbeque Theme: Cozy Space Ambience: Eat, eat more & keep on eating Location: Pandurangapuram Best: Kebabs & Desserts


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alorez, is my all time favourite. Being from Navy family. Air-

port Dabhas all veg are my fav.

Especially the panneer tikka with the special masala they serve there, which we wont get

By Shabnam Student

anywhere in Visakhapatnam.


love Mekongs crab soup. Healthiest

and tastiest mesu of meknong, is my

all time favourite. Wish the same menu

comes to some local restaurants with pocket friendly prices.

By Chandu Maheshwari Mines


ourist happiness is, coming to Vi-

sakhapatnam for the first time and get surprised with the wide range

of food here. Madurai restaurant’s biryani and evening coffee at beach road ccd will

By Priyanka ITC

be in my list all time.


ny time you can find me at Plot

17, with a hazzlenut coffee in my

hand. The best blend of coffee we

will get there. Apart cabritoz mutton mandi,

By Jashwanth Student

alfa biryani, daspalla rava dosa and many more..


ew evening began as we

mingled over delicious maagi at yumpys along with a welcome

cocktail from Mojitos in the One Too Many urban eatery. Yumpys maagi menu is

By Nitin Businessman

something i got addicted to in recent times. Thanx to Mr.Dilip for getting best maagi to our city.

By Ashritha Writer, LNf





ating a healthy diet doesn’t have to be overly complicated.

While some specific foods or nutrients have been shown to have a beneficial effect on mood, it’s your overall dietary

pattern that is most important. The cornerstone of a healthy diet pattern should be to replace processed food with real food whenever

possible. Eating food that is as close as possible to the way nature

made it can make a huge difference to the way you think, look, and feel. Healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, improving your health, and boosting your mood. If you feel overwhelmed by all the conflicting nutrition and diet advice out there, you’re not alone. It seems that for every expert who tells you a certain food is good for you, you’ll find another saying exactly the opposite. But by using these simple tips, you can cut through the confusion and learn how to create—and stick to—a tasty, varied, and nutritious diet that is as good for your mind as it is for your body. Switching to a healthy diet doesn’t have to be an all or nothing proposition. You don’t have to be perfect, you don’t have to completely eliminate foods you enjoy, and you don’t have to change everything all at once—that usually only leads to cheating or giving up on your new eating plan. A better approach is to make a few small changes at a time. The healthy food delivery plan is catching up all over the world, and Visakhapatnam is no exception .Here are few places where you can enjoy your healthy brunch or a meal. 1)Kaloreez: In the culture of long working hours filled with people who can’t or won’t cook, Kaloreez finds perfect clientele in those who require healthy meals delivered to their doorstep. The restaurant has always been a pro at catering to those who fall in the domain of eating healthy and looking to lose weight. With a menu that features not just a wide list of breakfast options, starters, sandwiches, salads, baked salads, soups, main course and more; it also comes with a properly calculated calorie chart so you know what you’re eating. 2)Subway: The all time favourite and the star of eating veggies in the junk way we like..When you're trying to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, trips to a fast food restaurant can prove troublesome. But on hectic days when you can't find the time to cook a nutritious meal at home, a fast food meal might prove expedient. If you make careful choices, fast food can offer both convenience and heath. The Subway menu offers a variety of guilt-free choices. Subway offers a separate menu of items that contain 6 g or less of fat. This menu consists of salads with calorie counts between 50 and 140 without dressing. Salad choices include ham, veggie, oven-roasted chicken and roast beef. Eight sub sandwiches on the low-fat menu include between 230 and 380 calories. Choices include 6-inch sweet onion chicken teriyaki, ham, veggie delight and turkey subs. The low-fat menu also offers a veggie flatbread sandwich and four mini subs. 3)Organic marts: As the people are becoming more health conscious, the sales of organic foods, particularly vegetables, have been increasing year by year. Sensing this phenomenon, many organic food outlets have cropped up across Visakhapatnam. The overuse of pesticides to maximise the yield of the crops has been a contentious issue for many years. The Rythu Bazaar in MVP Colony has opened up special stalls for organic fruits & vegetables and it is no less than a blessing for health conscious people. A variety of fruits & veggies grown with organic fertilizers are sold at the stall at moderate prices. The fruits are grown in Dumbriguda [Araku] and are directly imported to the markets in the city.

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By Pranitha Writer, LNf



alcium is a nutrient necessary for the growth and maintenance of strong teeth and bones, nerve signaling, muscle contraction, and secretion of certain hormones and enzymes.

A deficiency in calcium can lead to numbness in fingers and toes, muscle cramps, convulsions, lethargy, loss of appetite, and abnormal heart rhythms. Conversely, excess calcium (particularly from supplements) can lead to kidney stones, calcification of soft tissue, and increased risk of vascular diseases like stroke and heart attack. High calcium foods include tofu, milk, yogurt, cheese, leafy greens, beans, clams, okra, trout, and acorn squash. The daily value (DV) for calcium is 1300mg. While there is some evidence that oxalates in beans and greens can hinder calcium absorption, green vegetables and beans are still a good source of calcium, and the calculated daily value (DV) already takes into account absorption and bio-availability. For more info, see the section on calcium absorption. Below is a list of high calcium foods by common serving size, for more and to sort by 100 gram and 200 calorie serving sizes see the nutrient ranking of over 200 foods high in calcium. Also see the lists of high calcium vegetables, and high calcium fruits. Foods High in Calcium 1) Firm Tofu A block of tofu

132% DV (1721mg) calcium per cup 363 Calories Nutrition Facts for Firm Tofu Only tofu prepared with calcium sulfate is high in calcium. Check ingredient labels. 2) Skim Milk Cup of Milk 48% DV (625mg) calcium per 16oz glass 306 Calories Nutrition Facts for Dried Agar Seaweed Whole Milk and 2% Milk provide 45-47% DV per 16oz glass. Fortified Soymilk also provides up to 46% DV per 16oz glass. 3) Low-Fat Yogurt Plain yogurt with raspberries 38% DV (488mg) calcium per cup 137 Calories Nutrition Facts for Non-fat Yogurt 4) Grated Parmesan Parmesan Cheese 26% DV (336mg) calcium per oz 111 Calories Nutrition Facts for Grated Parmesan (Hard) Other Cheeses High in Calcium -26% in 1/2 cup of low-fat ricotta -26% DV in 1oz of parmesan -22% DV in 1oz of gruyere -19% DV in 1oz of Swiss cheese 5) Spinach A Bowl of Spinach 19% DV (245mg) calcium per cup cooked 41 Calories Nutrition Facts for Cooked Spinach Other Leafy Greens High in Calcium -21% DV in 1 cup of cooked collards -15% DV in 1 cup of turnip greens -13% DV in 1 cup of Scotch (curly) kale -8% DV in 1 cup of turnip greens 6) Black-Eyed Peas (Cowpeas) Black-Eyed Peas 16% DV (211mg) calcium per cup 160 Calories Nutrition Facts for Cooked Blackeyed Peas Other Beans High in Calcium -20% DV in 1 cup of cooked green soybeans -16% DV in 1 cup of black eyed peas -12% DV in 1 cup of white beans -10% DV in 1 cup of navy beans 7) Okra Sliced Okra 9% DV (123mg) calcium per cup cooked 35 Calories Nutrition Facts for Cooked Okra See the list of vegetables high in calcium. 8) Trout Trout Fish 9% DV (123mg) calcium per fillet 215 Calories Nutrition Facts for Cooked Trout.




ou will know the best life @ Gitam once you are out of it. You start missing your time there. I am going to tell you about the life @ GITAM.

I want to start by saying that I joined Gitam university not because I had no other option.... Ahem ahem ! I feel Gitam was the best of all other choices I had which you might have known by now are not so many, I like the college. You will too it has a really good atmosphere with walkways having trees on both sides and huge lawns which are too peaceful and best infrastructure in the

city. However you just don't want to join a college for its looks, there is a lot more in Gitam. I took ECE, to learn something apart from our academics. Everything is learning for me here. The events we organise, experienced mba people we meet. The activities take place. Anyway, The staff: As far as ECE is concerned the staff is amazing, there are a few professors who could compete with IIT professors and may be win too and there are professors who teaches you a lot beyond academics. You cannot really choose your professors. The resources: I don't think any college in the state has the resources that Gitam has they are really great but most people don't use them and most of them don't even know they exist. Gitam has the Knowledge resource centre (k.r.c as referred by the students). The building is in the shape of a book for obvious reasons it has to be the best architectural design I have ever seen. It has a lot to offer if you utilise it. It has different sections. It has the lending section on the top floor which issues books scanning the bar code on your Id can take up to 4books at a time and you have renewal it every 15days if you cannot you have to a nominal fine of 50np.per each day late. The process is really simple. The floor down to the top floor has huge reference section with two wings where you can read peacefully. It has huge tables and is almost always air conditined. You can even take laptops and study there as you will access to the college WiFi (it is almost everywhere on the campus). It has a huge collection of all the books you may need to complete your course. Although they are very less in number you can find some books other than academic books. The next floor has a digital library which is my favorite it is a huge room filled with circular tables with isolated cabins with 4 computers each table arranged to accomdate 4 people. You will have incredible rolling chairs which don't hurt your back. If you can't access a laptop you can come here. Although it has access to internet you can't open a all the websites it has a lock for only the important ones. The time pass sites like Facebook and the explicit content sites like porn are not accessible after all its a library. It is really quite and is easily the best to make some notes or do some learning. In the right side of the same floor you find a copy place for any urgent photocopies. The floor below the digital library has a small reference section just as the one above but smaller and you can study here too and to the left side you have periodicals section which has newspapers of the particular day 2or3 different papers of Telugu and English. It also has many magazines of almost every topic automobiles,business, philanthropy etc.. You can go their and do anything like write assignment or do your own work it is fully air conditioned so people go there for that mostly. The ground floor has a copy place and a auditorium in the backside. All in all a good place if you ever join please visit krc there is this stupid thing in the college where they consider it cool not to step into the library most of these jerks don't carry their I'd cards and as they don't allow you without them they think its stupid. But believe me its awesome, it opens at 8:30am and closes after 11:30pm and on Sundays it shuts down by 6pm and the best of it is if you are day scholar they provide you transportation. Yeah the library runs two buses one at 8pm and another at 11:30pm to ensure people who stay late to study can reach home safe. They take you to some important junctions in the city from where you can easily find your way home. Apart from krc you have other resources like Canteens: 4+ Food points like Frankie,subway and also pizza point are

available along with many others. Temples: If you are religious there are temples in the college one of lord ganesh and one of Sainath they are open everyday and on Thursdays Sainath temple offers bhazan and prasad after it. At ganesh temple they celebrate ganesh chaturthi really big. Playground: Big playground to play football or cricket or volleyball etc.. Indoor stadium: There is a indoor stadium which has a basket ball court and badminton Courts and other games like carrom,chess and table tennis and also they have a gym here, you can have access to these with a membership Rs 600/- for semester or 1000/- for a year you can choose. Hostels: The hostels of Gitam are above average for rooms and average for food but excellent for an experience you cherish your whole life. It is a great place to live but some people find it expensive. I did too, my family is middle class so it was a bit hard for me to pay the bill of 7000/- every month. There are lot of hostels and they have changed the pattern of issuing them to people every year and I don't know what they follow now. But almost all of them are fine. The food is as I said average can't be compared to your home food as well as its not crap,the breakfast and lunch are really good but the dinner sucked and snacks are manageable. Societies: There are a lot of socities in Gitam you can join like IEEE, IETE,ISTE etc.. We have gusac and really suggest you take part of at least 2 of these you will know that there is more to learn than from books there will be fests happening very often. Don't be that person who just goes to classes and comes back. Participate in all of them not for the certifications which are also important for your resume but mostly for the experience. I don't want to brag but I went on to be the president of IEEE e.c.e. branch from a guy who just went to the events conducted by ieee in my first year and went on to organise fests which involved people of huge numbers 5000 sometimes. Gusac is Gitam university student activity center which is organised by the students and they do all kinds of stuff here. You can just hangout there and learn a lot. There are a lot of intelligent people here and they organize different events everyday like mock interviews etc. They do an annual fest called gusac carnival which is awesome. You can be a part of G studio which is the place for aspiring directors and photographers. There is a club called faces which is about street plays, acting ,theatre, singing ,dancing and what not. Make sure you are part of at least one of these. Placements: yeah placements the reason most people join Gitam is for its placements I joined for the same. Gitam gets a lot of companies for placements using its influential people and political stengths. Whatever the reason may be you have a sure shot of getting a job easily unless you are really bad like you don't even know English. Otherwise you will manage get into any of the mass recruiting companies like TCS,Accenture etc. They offer a mere package of 3.5 lakhs per annum. There are a lot of other companies like Microsoft, amazon,deloitte etc. Who take less people but give really good packages of upto 10lakhs per annum. It depends on your talent and a fair amount on your luck. Finally I would leave you with one suggestion, please choose your friends wisely, be picky as it can reward you or retard you. I hope you understand the difference it makes your life. The life in Gitam can be really tricky. The friend you chose will be the life you choose. - Bhargava Kandada, ECE, GITAM, Visakhpatnam


By Seenivas S

essert, the last course of a meal. No meal is complete without a sweet treat. No matter how full you are, you will always find room for this final course to end your meal on a sweet note! One would regard it as an indulgent habit, but to finish your meal with a good round of desserts is more like a tradition. Just like every other dish, everyone loves experimenting with their desserts too, combining unique ingredients and cooking styles way to their imagination. There are days where we’ve all garnered an overwhelming desire to surrender to the toil of everyday stress, and with that desire, a borderline obsessive craving for the therapeutic calm that desserts bring. After all, it’s a well known fact that stressed is just desserts spelled backwards, thus justifying the need for a sugar rush. In the United States dessert is likely to consist of pastry, cake, ice cream, pudding, or fresh or cooked fruit. British meals traditionally end with nuts, fruits, and port or other dessert wine, while French practice is to end with fruit, cheese, and wine; in both cuisines, a more elaborate meal would include a sweet course preceding the dessert offerings. In Spain, Portugal, and Latin-American countries, desserts of flan (a baked caramel custard) are ubiquitous. Other rich sweets based on eggs, milk, and fruits also are preferred. The elaborate cakes and tarts of central and northern Europe make the dessert course a glory of these cuisines. Indian cuisine offers sweet puddings and dense cakes flavoured with rosewater, honey, and nuts. In many cuisines, however, there is no usual sweet course; rather, fresh fruit, tea, or coffee at end of the meal. In Japan and China elaborate confections are usually eaten as snacks rather than as part of a meal. There’s a reason why your body craves certain delicious desserts. Low carb diets often overlook the fact that carbohydrates are an essential nutrient for the body. While desserts may not be the healthiest form of carbohydrates, the right indulgences can fuel your body and mind. “The number-one thing I love about dessert is that what you see is what you get. When I reach for a piece of chocolate, I’m making a conscious decision to have a treat,” .Since you know what you’re eating when you indulge, you can also make the conscious decision to work it off afterward. So what if you had that brownie after dinner—you deserved it! - By Seenivas S


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Don’t Want Fries With?

f French fries come from potatoes, and potatoes are a vegetable, and vegetables are good for you, then what’s the harm in eating French fries?

Plenty, say experts and nutritionists, including Nmbi, a chef in the Dakshin at the Grand Bay Hotel, who called potatoes “starch bombs.” Potatoes rank near the bottom of healthful vegetables and lack the compounds and nutrients found in green leafy vegetables, he said. If you take a potato, remove its skin (where at least some nutrients are found), cut it, deep fry the pieces in oil and top it all off with salt, cheese, chili or gravy, that starch bomb can be turned into a weapon of dietary destruction. A study last year in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition noted that potatoes have a high glycemic index, which has been linked to an increased risk of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The study found that, controlling for other risk factors, participants who ate fried potatoes two to three times a week were at a higher risk of mortality compared with those who ate unfried potatoes.

Sweet potato fries might offer more Vitamin A and fiber than white potato fries but they’re still no health food, experts say. Sweet potato fries might offer more Vitamin A and fiber than white potato fries but they’re still no health food. People were surprised at the amount of French fries Indians consumed compared with the amount consumed by people in other countries. In the United States, potatoes are the most consumed vegetable, with Americans eating an average of 115.6 pounds of white potatoes a year, of which two-thirds are in the form of French fries, potato chips and other frozen or processed potato products, according to Agriculture Department statistics. But fries, with their appealing “mouth feel” of warmed salt and fat, are undeniably tasty. Going fries-free seems like a lot to ask. So if you do indulge, here are some better ways to do it. How many fries you eat matters more than things like the fries’ surface area or the type of oil used in making them. Waffle fries rank lower on the list of better options because their greater surface area soaks up more oil, experts say. Waffle fries rank lower on the list of better options because their greater surface area soaks up more oil. Consider, for instance, that a large serving of McDonald’s fries is 510 calories, nearly the same as a Big Mac (540 calories), she said. The Agriculture Department lists a serving of fries as three ounces, which amounts to 12 to 15 individual potato sticks, or about 140 calories. Split your order, get the smallest portion possible or substitute with a side salad or some kind of green vegetable, Ms. Moyer said, or get a baked white or sweet potato instead. “There aren’t a lot of people who are sending back threequarters of an order of French fries,” Dr. Rimm said. “I think it would be nice if your meal came with a side salad and six French fries.” Home fries are a better option because they usually have their skins and are cooked in a skillet instead of being deepfried. Don’t overdo it on the condiments, either: An average packet of ketchup is only 10 calories but the same amount of aioli or mayonnaise can add nearly 100 calories. “With such an epidemic of obesity, nowadays most of us need to cut back. There’s not a lot of room for an extra 100 calories here and there. Check the oil Diners should ask how often a restaurant changes its oil, Nambi said. The repeated heating, cooling and reuse of oil promotes the creation of unhealthy fatty acids. Check how you feel Nambi suggested that consumers track how they feel after eating fries, and that, in turn, might lead to changes in eating habits. “Anything can be eaten healthfully if it’s eaten mindfully, If you eat French fries that way, you will probably be satisfied with 10.”

Hellooo! with a lot of warmth, love, and joy. It feels good, to be holding the first issue of LNf. Visakhapatnam’s first magazine on food. Our crew has been entirely made up with food wanderers all over, to give you the best content. After days of planning, meticulous research and ideas, we have something for this December issue. Enjoy reading !!!


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